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Eye pain and twitching on the left side only



When I woke up this morning, there was moderate pain in my left eye, and after looking for a scratch, etc., I noticed that there s considerable twitching under the affected eye. It`s been less than 2 months since I saw an eye doctor, just for general vision health (I`m 60 and don`t have to wear even "cheaters") and the left eye was found to be my stronger eye. Since that visit, I have had no problems or issues with either eye, other than a "droopy lid" condition I`ve had for years. My vision is not affected by this, nor is my eye red. What could be causing these symptoms?


See your eye doctor. It sounds like you might have a foreign object stuck under your left eyelid. This may be an eyelash, tear debris, or something that blew into your eye.

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Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University